Product Type: Care health products
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Greasy But Effective!
Care Aqueous Calamine Cream
Member Name: CheekyCharlie08
Care Aqueous Calamine Cream
Advantages: Works brill; Stops the itching; A tub will last for ages
Disadvantages: VERY greasy
I got sun burn a couple of weeks ago, not that it's been a madly hot summer or anything like that but getting wet and then sitting in the bit of sun we've had in Birmingham left me with patches of sunburn on both my shoulders. The sun burn cleared up after a couple of sore days but on one of my shoulders I was left with a proper irritating patch of itchy skin while all the peeling went on. It wasn't something I'd go to the doctors with but when I was in the chemist for another reason I thought I might as well ask for some advice because I was scratching so much I was making it dead sore and it had even started bleeding.
The phamacist looked at my shoulder and said it looked like an allergic reaction I'd had to the after sun that I had been using to soothe my sun burn..... then after she tried to sell me shedloads of mega expensive stuff she showed me a pot of this Care Aqueous Calamine Cream. It's basically calamine lotion but as a cream instead of that thin milky liquid, that sounded perfect for me because I hate the feel of calamine lotion on my skin and thought this would be better to use.
It's quite a greasy cream and I hated that straight away. Even if you rub like mad you'll NEVER get it all absorbed completely, that was ok being as I only had to use it on my shoulder but if you was buying it for someone with chicken pox or an all over rash then it might be a bit too heavy I reckon. The texture of it is very nice actually so it's a shame that it has got such a greasy feel to it. The cream is quite light and airy, it's CREAMY to rub in and I actually don't think it feels all that greasy when I scoop some up in my fingers to rub in. That's probably why it does my head in so much when I come to rub it in because it's always a bit of a surprise at the nasty greasy feel.
It does work brill though. As soon as I put a bit on my shoulder the itching quickly gets better and the cream definately makes the itchy part of my skin feel cooler and smoother. It's best to rub it in so that most of the cream is absorbed and then leave a bit sitting on top of your skin because then that gives you a kind of barrier so that the cool feeling lasts for longer.
I've got a 150g tub and I reckon that will last for my whole life because you only have to use a tiny bit each time, actually if you use too much you'll end up with madly greasy skin that even soap and water won't get off! It cost £1.49 and I think that's a MASSIVE bargain compared to the prices of the other stuff the pharmacist was trying to sell me!
If you've got itching for any reason then you should have a look at this cream, it says on the tub that there are loads of things you can use it for like exema, insect bites, stings and all sorts.
Summary: Dead Cheap But Works Brill!
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